Faculty-in-Residence positions filled

July 1, 2013

Campus Living & Learning is pleased to announce Dr. Brennan Davis as the next Faculty-in-Residence for Texana House located in the North Village Residential Community. Dr. Davis is an assistant professor of marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Dr. Davis also serves as the director of research for the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Service. He joined the Hankamer faculty in 2009.

Dr. Davis earned a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of California Irvine, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of California Los Angeles. He researches the role of marketing in promoting consumer and societal well-being, with publications in journals like the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing and the American Journal of Public Health where he won the best paper award in 2009 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He chaired the 2011 Transformative Consumer Research (TCR) conference at Baylor University and currently serves on the TCR board. Joining him in this Faculty-in-Residence endeavor is his wife, Anna, a Registered Nurse currently raising their four young sons, Noam (14), Canyon (5), Levi (4) and Tobin (1). Their family attends Harris Creek Baptist Church. "The Faculty-in-Residence program is one of the many ways Baylor meaningfully invests in students' lives," Davis said. "My family and I are so excited to be a part of this program! We look forward to getting to know students in the Campus Living & Learning programs at Texana House, whose very name signifies the positive impact they will have in society throughout their lifetime."

Additionally, Dr. Jennifer Good has been announced as the Faculty-in-Residence for Brooks Flats Residential Community. Dr. Good is an associate professor of German language, literature and film in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and director of the Baylor in Germany program in Dresden Germany. She teaches German literature and culture at all undergraduate levels. She also serves as associate director of the University Scholars Program in the Honors College. She has been active in the Global Community Living-Learning Center since its inception, serving as curriculum chair, board member, suite liaison and instructor of the cohort class during that time. Before coming to Baylor University in 2003, she was a member of the World Languages Department at Indiana University South Bend.

Dr. Good received her Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and her M.A. from University of Iowa. Her undergraduate work was in political science and German at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research interests and publications include post-1945 Austrian and German (East and West) literature and film, the Cold War, memory studies, history of education, and the intersection of politics, society and art in the German-speaking world.

Dr. Good's family includes her husband, George Suhm and their two children, Alex (16) and Mira (6). Alex is in high school and Mira is in elementary; both are students at Rapoport Academy in Waco. The family attends First United Methodist Church of Waco. "Pro Futuris calls for transformative educational experiences for our students, and faculty-in-residence is one way we broaden our ability to reach students where they are," Good said. "My family and I look forward to the opportunity to get to know students as they find their place in Baylor University's learning community."

Of our two new Faculty-in-Residence, Dr. Jeff Doyle, dean for student learning and engagement, said "Dr. Brennan Davis is an accomplished scholar and educator, who brings a Christ-motivated love for our students that will undoubtedly result in their growth and development. Dr. Jennifer Good has been invested in the lives of Baylor students outside of class for many years and her enthusiasm for being a transformative presence in the lives of our students will help to continue reaching our vision of creating a home where our students know they belong."

Campus Living & Learning also expresses deep gratitude for the diligent service provided by the following search committee members:

  • Terri Garrett, Associate Director for Academic Initiatives

  • Dr. Robert Creech, University House Faculty-in-Residence, Truett Seminary

  • Tiffany Lowe, Director for Campus Living & Learning

  • Jasmine Wilson, Assistant Director for Resident Learning

  • Joe Oliver, Residence Hall Director for North Village

  • Monica Lima, Director for Brooks Flats Residential Community

  • Holly Joyner, Program Director for Global Community Living-Learning Center

  • Stephen Spees, North Village Heritage House Community Leader

  • Karla Coleman, Brooks Flats Community Leader

Please join in welcoming Dr. Davis and Dr. Good to their Faculty-in-Residence roles beginning this fall, 2013!